Junior Bioinformatician
Queen Mary University of London William Harvey Research Institute
United Kingdom

Junior Bioinformatician 

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £37,076 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23904
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 15-Feb-2021
Closing date: 15-Mar-2021


About the Role

This position would particularly suit an ambitious early career researcher with an interest in the application of complex bioinformatic analysis and machine learning to genomic medicine in the context of personalized medicine clinical trials.

About You

The successful candidate will perform bioinformatic analysis of multi-omic data including bulk and single cell RNA-seq, genetic, epigenetic, proteomic, serological and CyTOF flow cytometric data from clinical trials within the EMR to discover biomarkers for patient stratification.

About the Centre

The Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology (EMR) at the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI), Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) opened in May 2007 and is led by Professor Costantino Pitzalis. EMR rapidly became a leading national and international rheumatology centre of excellence and in 2012 it was awarded the status of Arthritis Research UK Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre. The Centre is focused on the development of innovative therapeutic and diagnostic approaches to inflammatory arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune diseases including Sjogren’s syndrome and SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus). The emphasis is on translational research by combining strengths and expertise of basic and clinician scientists working together. The appointed candidate in the role of Bioinformatician will work closely with the WHRI Centre for Translational Bioinformatics team led by Professor Michael Barnes.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed-term appointment for 24 months, with an expected start date in Aug 2020. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220 - £37,076 per annum, depending on experience, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Myles Lewis myles.lewis@qmul.ac.uk.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after.

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